A report and comparative-historical look at the Cinta Larga, Suruí, Gavião and Zoró languages
This study investigates the relationships four Tupi-Monde languages: Cinta Larga, Suruí, Gavião and Zoró. Two word lists were collected fronm each of these language, and they were analyzed using the comparative method. The results show that these languages are not genetically related in the way previously supposed. The possible historical reasons and implications of these new findings are discussed. A new genetic tree is proposed to take into account the new analysis.
Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle
University of Victoria